Genomic data of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 20, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). GigaScience Database.


The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber (Linnaeus, 1758)) is a sub-species of, and commonly referred to as the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The Caribbean Flamingo is found generally throughout the Caribbean and is a non-migratory bird (those that do migrate only move between summer and winter breeding grounds). It is a largely social bird that breeds in huge colonies, and is a homeothermic endotherm - an animal that keeps a consistent temperature that is regulated within its body.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male (leg band GWX) who had lived at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, and was tended to by Mads Bertelsen. We sequenced the 1.24Gb genome to a depth of approximately 33X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.14Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 16kb and 37kb respectively. We identified 14,024 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 11.7kb.

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doi:10.5524/101035 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212904
SRA: SRP029345


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Caribbean flamingo - TG99218American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber ruber Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:1.24
Funding source:BGI
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Caribbean flamingo - TG9Coding sequenceFASTA5.06 MB2014-02-07
Caribbean flamingo - TG9Sequence assemblyFASTA340.91 MB2014-02-07
Caribbean flamingo - TG9AnnotationGFF1.25 MB2014-02-07
Caribbean flamingo - TG9Protein sequenceFASTA3.29 MB2014-02-07
Caribbean flamingo - TG9Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN6.36 MB2014-02-07
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